Today was 4 x 8 minutes at race pace using two gearing options...dither dither..which to go for,the slightly heavier one I can easily churn out speed early but ??will I be okay later, or the lighter one which requires faster leg speed but may be better for me as I get tired.....bites finger nails, looks anxious.....decisions, decisions
Pacing as ever is a problem I seem unable to solve..didn't get many horizontal arm waves, indicating correct timing, from my patient sister who did all my timing today..90% were too fast.....temp was purrfect..26 degrees, 41% humidity and 1026 hPa (whatever that last one means!!).
The big banner is in place in the foyer of the velodrome..I must say its a big shock to come face to face with a life size duplicate of oneself!!!
Ben's Kona team won the 4 male team event at the 12 hour enduro near Bright yesterday but Alex's effort to go in the 100 km(?mile) highland fling at Bundanoon NSW were thwarted by a VERY expensive off he had while riding his MTB on the road ..bent dérailleur hangar and carbon chain stay...$$$$ouch!$$$$